CCYTF board announces 2005 scholarship recipients

CCYTF board announces 2005 scholarship recipients The Clay County Youth Trust Fund, Inc. Board of Directors has announced the 2005 scholarship recipients.

The Rosie & Vi Venard Scholarship was awarded to Jeanne Stockland and Michelle Rydell. Jeanne is the daughter of Frank and Robin Stockland and is a graduating senior from Wakonda High. Jeanne plans to attend Black Hills State University in Spearfish, to major in biology and minor in psychology and chemistry in a pre-med curriculum. Michelle, the daughter of Jim and Iris Rydell, will graduate from Vermillion High this May. She plans to attend the University of South Dakota and will major in journalism.

4-H scholarships were awarded to Theresa Dendinger, Anne Carlson, Laura Aga and Emily Miller. Theresa, daughter of Bill and Cyndi Dendinger, is a graduating Vermillion High senior. She plans to attend South Dakota State University this fall and major in foods and nutrition. Anne, also a graduating Vermillion High senior, is the daughter of Mike and Kathy Carlson. Anne plans to attend Central Missouri State in Warrensburg, MO and major in nursing.

The daughter of Lars and Becky Aga, Laura plans to attend the University of South Dakota and major in health and physical education. Laura will graduate from Vermillion High this May. Emily Miller, daughter of Mike and Joan Miller, will be graduating from Irene High in May. Emily plans to attend Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO and major in dance performance.

Centennial Scholarships were awarded to six young people this year. Andrea Lias will be attending the University of South Dakota to pursue a degree in occupational therapy. Andrea is the daughter of Dave and Cindy Lias and a 2005 Vermillion High graduate. Brianna Hoffman, a graduating senior from Beresford High School, plans to attend Northwestern College in Orange City, IA and major in chemistry. Brianna is the daughter of Timm and Renae Hoffman.

Danielle Morris, the daughter of Betty Davis, plans to attend the University of South Dakota and enroll in the Physician's Assistant program. Danielle is a 2005 graduate of Wakonda High School. Kelli Morrison, the daughter of Jim and Susan Morrison, will graduate in May from Wakonda High. Kelli plans to attend the University of South Dakota and major in art history.

A 2005 Wakonda High graduate, Bethany Parvin, plans to attend the Oklahoma School of Photography in Moore, OK to study photography. Bethany is the daughter of Larry and Judy Parvin. Erin Spurrell, the daughter of Judy Swensen and Owen Spurrel, will graduate from Wakonda High this May. Erin plans to attend South Dakota State University and major in clinical laboratory sciences.

The Clay County Youth Trust Fund awards are presented annually to Clay County residents. The Venard, 4-H and Centennial Scholarship applicants must be Clay County youth and attending or will be attending a higher school of education. All applicants must demonstrate abilities in scholastics, leadership and citizenship.

Scholarships are funded from the Clay County Youth Trust Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to provide financial aid to Clay County youth and youth activities. It is administered by a board of directors comprised of Cathi Powell, Barry Cahoon, Les Kephart, Mike Lynch, Phyllis Sternquist, Mike Carlson and Nate Solberg.

Rose and Vi Venard were the principal founders and contributors to the fund. Memorials and gifts to the fund are tax-exempt. The board thanks all who donate each year. This generosity makes it possible to award so many Clay County youth help with their educational needs.

For more information, contact any board member or the Clay County Extension Office.

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